Location : Kullu and Lahaul District of Himachal Pradesh
Famous Passes : Rohtang Pass, Baralacha Pass
Major Attraction : Trekking and Skiing
Other Attraction :Temples, Villages
|Famous Passes :||Baralacha
Location : On Manali Leh Road.
Altitude : 4,890 m Above Sea Level.
Major Attractions : Trekking, Suraj Tal Lake.
Best Time : April to October.
Pin Parbati Pass
Location : Kullu Spiti District.
Altitude : 5,320 m Above Sea Level.
Major Attractions : Trekking, Confluence of Spiti and Sutlej River.
Best Time : May to October.
Location : Manali-Keylong Road, 51 kms from Manali Town.
Altitude : 3,978 m Above Sea Level.
Major Attractions : Trekking, Skiing.
Best Time : June to September.
Location : Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh.
Altitude : 4,590 m Above Sea Level.
Major Attractions : Bara-Sigri Gacier Second Largest Glacier in the World, Durga Temple, Hill Resorts of Baralacha La, Darcha, Tanglang La and Sarchu.
Best Time : All the Year Round.
|Trekking Trails :||Baralacha
Pass 18 Days Trek Through Manali, Batal, Chandra Tal,
Tokping Yongma and Baralacha.
Pin Parbati Pass 17 Day Trek from Manikaran Through Pulga, Khirganga and Mantalai.
Rohtang Pass From Kullu Valley To Lahaul and Spiti valley
Kunzum Pass From Tandi to Killar and 12 km long trek from Kunzum pass to Chander Tal.
|Must Enjoy :||Skiing in the Sonapani glacier, in Rohtang Pass During the Month of December to February.|
|Other Passes :||Dulhi Pass, Chauri Pass, Sara Umga Pass, Manali Pass, Kamilaga Pass, Asha Gali, Chabia Pass.|
|Must See :||The Bara-Sigri Gacier Second Largest Glacier in the World, Located in Kunzum Pass of Himachal Pradesh.|
|Other Attraction :||Small and concealed Monasteries Located in the Pir Parbati Pass in Himachal Pradesh, Lakes and Rivers.|
|Inside Tip :||Rohtang Pass is Open only from the Month of June to September.|
Himachal Pradesh is a mosaic of Himalayas with dashes of
green of verdant trees, a little of the blue along the white sparkle of
the rivers and lakes, and the endless stretch of the grey passes molding
their way in the brown and white mountains. You should come to Himachal
Pradesh that is dominated by three main mountain ranges that spread over
the entire area. The Dhauladhar Range (4500-5000 m), Pir Pinjal Range
(5000m ) and the Great Himalayan Range (over 6000 m) are the fosterer of
these passes that will prove to be a feast to your eyes. Besides being a
spectator's delight, these high mountain passes have also been the favored
destination of adventurers, most importantly Trekkers and Mountain
So what are you thinking!!! Come to Himachal Pradesh to see the changing colors of the mountains and indulge in trekking in order to enjoy the most spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas.
At an altitude of 4890 m and on the long Manali
Leh road that paves way for the Baralacha mountain ranges is this
Baralacha Pass. This 8 kms long pass is popularly known as the pass 'where
many roads meet'. Signifying the dividing line between main Himalayas and
Lahaul range, this pass further extends till Zanskar and is one of the
best trekking passes in the world. While crossing the pass, look down to
see the two rives Chandra and Bhaga, that flows parallel with the pass.
This pass also instrumental in acting as gateways to various parts of
Himachal Pradesh. This pass is also famous for the Suraj Tal lake, that is
located at its head in Lahaul and Spiti district of the state.
As far as adventure options are concerned you should come in the month of mid July to September, which is the ideal time for trekking. The most famous route for trekking here, lasts for 18 days and covers the areas of Manali, Batal, Chandra Tal, Tokping Yongma and Baralacha and back down to Manali.
To come to Baralacha Pass, you should take the Manali Leh road which is at a distance of 73 kms from Keylong.
Desolate Yet Scenic Pin Parbati Pass
This forms one of the most strenuous routes for trekking
which lies at an altitude of 5320 m above sea level. Lying in the Kullu
Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh, this pass is conspicuous by its rocky
terrains and prayer flags. Once on this pass, you cannot miss the aerial
view of the snow capped mountains that acts as a contrast to the barren
mountain declivities. You will be baffled to see the cultivated villages
that denotes the cultural life of the people. The most delightful
exploration will definitely be the small monasteries that lies in the
secluded areas of the passes.
Adventurers have a great time at the Pin Parbati pass. Take the 17 day tour that begins from Manikaran and passes through Pulga, Khirganga and Mantalai, before reaching this pass. See the confluence point of the the two rivers of Spiti and Sutlej.
Reaching this pass is very simple. All you have to do is to fly from Delhi to Bhuntar from where Manali is just 42 kms drive away. Second option is to board a train from Delhi to Kalka. From Kalka its 334 kms long drive to Manali.
This is the most celebrated pass in the state as well as
the country. This high mountain pass connects Kullu valley with Lahaul and
Spiti valley and is located at an height of 3,978 m above sea level. This
is the highest point in the state as the main highlight is the breath
taking panorama of the mountain ranges. This pass in open only from the
month of June to September, where the population in predominantly
Buddhist. You should see and understand the rich culture of the people,
that seem to have been unaffected by modernity.
Trekking here is also a great indulgence. The most famous trekking route in Rohtang pass is route that connects Kullu Valley to Lahaul and Spiti valley. Besides trekking, another adventure options that has gained fervency in Rohtang pass is Skiing. The ideal destination for this sport in this pass is Sonapani glacier.
This being one of the most famous pass in the country is easily accessible. Rohtang pass has better connectivity by roads from Manali - Kullu Valley (51 km), but the route can get blocked anytime because of unexpected snowfalls, which is quite apparent in this part of Himachal Pradesh.
Buddhists Attractions in Kunzum Pass
Just as Rohtang is the gateway to Lahaul, Kunzum is the
same for Spiti from Kullu and Lahaul. Perched at an height of 4590 m above
sea level, visiting this pass at anytime of the year is the ideal time,
due to the climatic conditions. Dotted with various attractions, Kunzum
Pass offers panoramic view of the second largest glacier in the world,
Bara- Sigri. On the top most point of the pass, you should see the temple
that is dedicated to Goddess Durga. From here, the view of the scenery is
hypnotic. The nearby tourist attraction also deserves some mention. On the
way to the pass, you should not miss seeing the beautiful hill resorts of
Baralacha La, Darcha, Tanglang La and Sarchu.
As far adventure is concerned, the most famous trek in this area is the route from Tandi to Killar. Another favorite trekking route is a 12 km long trek from Kunzum pass to Chander Tal.
You can easily reach this pass you should by cross the Rohtang Pass and drive 20 kms to reach Gramphoo. From here you should take a right turn to reach the pass. Road is the perhaps the best medium to reach this pass.
Some of the other passes in Himachal that are not as celebrated as the above are the Dulhi Pass, Chauri Pass, Sara Umga Pass, Manali Pass, Kamilaga Pass, Asha Gali, Chabia Pass. These are some of the passes that have not been explored extensively, hence giving a chance to the traveller to experience something that has not been yet diagnosed. Come to these passes in Himachal and discover something new that will credit your personality.
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